Carl Malamud interviews Brewster Kahle, the father of WAIS and the founder and president of WAIS, Inc. Brewster was a member of the AI Lab at MIT and went on to be one of the original researchers at Thinking Machines. In this interview, he discusses his vision of personal publishing, of a network of seamless libraries of information, and of his efforts to work with large and small information producers to get their data online. Brewster Kahle was recently named a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group.
Also in this episode of Geek of the Week is the Incidental Tourist, featuring ways to achieve gastronomic heights in the basements of Asian department stores.
This week’s Geek of the Week is being released a day early and next week’s will be released a day late to give our small staff time to handle the Internet Town Hall debut. Stay tuned (so to speak) for more details.
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